Treatment Foster Care (TFC) involves intensive services utilizing highly trained foster parents providing care for children with a mental or behavioral health diagnosis which could involve intense emotional and behavioral struggles. Treatment foster parents are required to have extensive education requirements and are certified in medication monitoring, crisis intervention, among others in order to meet the needs of the PATH youth in their home. PATH licensed social workers offer 24 hour support to families and their children in care while providing treatment consultation and behavioral intervention management support to PATH foster parents. In addition PATH social workers offer case management with the child’s community of care partners.
Children and youth come into foster care for numerous reasons. Foster care provides children a safe place to live when it isn’t possible for them to be with their own families. These youth have special emotional or behavioral needs that could require extra time and skill from foster parents and a coordinated WRAP Around treatment team. Treatment Foster Care is designed to match the intensity and demands of each child with a foster family highly trained and supported to work with that youth, their family, and the child and family team leading their intervention and services.
A home for every child.
1202 Westrac Drive
Fargo, ND 58103
PATH North Dakota, Inc.
PATH is a culturally diverse, nonprofit, private organization that was founded in Minneapolis in 1972 by a group of foster parents. It began serving North Dakota in 1994. We offer programming statewide and have offices in nine locations across North Dakota– Fargo, Jamestown, Grand Forks, Devils Lake, Turtle Mountain, Minot, Williston, Bismarck & Dickinson. The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and a member of the Child Welfare League of America.
PATH also offers a variety of other programming to children and families. Some of the programs are offered while the child is still in their natural family – “Family Preservation” and some of the programs are offered following the removal of the child from their natural family. What all of these programs have in common is that the foster family is the primary base of service / treatment.
Mission Statement: Families Making the Difference